Re: Author and attendance measurements [Was: Re: Thought experiment [Re: Quality of Directorate reviews]]

"Andrew G. Malis" <agmalis@gmail.com> Fri, 08 November 2019 16:02 UTC

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From: "Andrew G. Malis" <agmalis@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2019 11:02:09 -0500
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Subject: Re: Author and attendance measurements [Was: Re: Thought experiment [Re: Quality of Directorate reviews]]
To: Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca>
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Michael,


> So an alternate stat may be the number of unique people who upload to the
> Datatracker.  So that would require, for each RFC published, getting the
> list
> of people who uploaded.  That would be a lower bound on number active
> authors.
> The numbers Jari has would be the upper bound.
>

That would include Internet Draft authors as well as RFC authors, but I
think that's a better metric of how many active authors we have in a given
year.

Except now we have authoring happening on GitHub as well, which is more
difficult to track. For example, how many active authors do we have in the
QUIC WG? Tough to say without looking at their GitHub document update
history.

Cheers,
Andy